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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later.Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

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  1. Tiffany Korta
    November 21, 2022 @ 8:19 am

    The great thing about Slaughter Bowl is the twist. At the, start it looks like Stanley is being set up by the government as a Serial Killer, but nope it’s no he’s actually guilty!

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  2. Austin George Loomis
    November 21, 2022 @ 6:29 pm

    there is a constant sense that Smith is overthinking it

    Or maybe just that he’s out to please himself and doesn’t particularly care whether the reader can keep up. I have all five issues of new statesmen‘s US release, and it embodies the passage from the introduction to Sandman #8 about how “We come in in the middle, after the lights have gone down, and try to make some sense of the story so far. Whisper to our neighbours ‘Who’s he? Who’s she? Have they met each other before?'” Except that, with Smith as your neighbo(u)r, he gleefully confessed in a text piece that he’s more likely to show you “a picture of the Queen’s corgis encrusted with semen”, captioned O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL, than to give you any context for the world of 2047 (once removed) that wouldn’t naturally emerge from talk such as human beings would be likely to talk in the given circumstances. There are probably better ways to learn that Brenda (as the Welshbian on the Milliways discord used to call her) kept corgis.

    (Of course, he did eventually break down and give us an epilogue, published as prologue to the US edition, in which one of the surviving Optimen talks to a now-grown throwaway character from an early chapter. I can’t say which position fits it better. I can only say that it greatly reduced the sense of alienation that must have haunted people reading it in Crisis, or at least made it indistinguishable from the normal alienation I experienced living on Earth with my autism diagnosis a decade away.)

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